Former Arsenal player, Emmanuel Adebayor has set his eyes on Didier Drogba’s record as the African with the highest number of goals.
Ade as he is popularly known in Togo and among African fans, has joined Crystal Palace in the EPL from Tottenham Hotspurs.
He signed to play for the Eagles till the end of the season and needs only eight goals to beat the record held by the Ivoirian who now plays for Impact Montreal in the MLS.
Adebayor has 96 Premier League goals, having previously played for Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City while Drogba has 104 goals.
“If I can beat the record it would be the best thing that’s ever happened to me”, he told Crystal Palace’s official website.
Adebayor said: “What I have achieved in football so far, I’m quite happy with. Togo has been Togo for how many years? And I am the only one to have the chance to play in the Premier League and score that amount of goals, so I am already blessed with that.
“If I can beat the record it would be the best thing that’s ever happened to me in my career, if not I will still be happy. The most important thing as a striker will be to score goals.”
He added: “I was born playing football so it was hard not playing on the pitch, but I was playing every day in Africa. Is it going to be hard? I don’t think so. I just have to get out there, play my football and enjoy myself again.
“I chose Palace because my family is happy in London, Palace has been playing the football I like and they have a few players who are my friends”.
The 31-year-old pledged to bring his experience to bear on the team as he count on his experience earned in the EPL and Spain where he played for Real Madrid.